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USS Cincinnati (CL-6)

Please see below for item level images and donated collections containing photographs of USS Cincinnati (CL-6)

USS Cincinnati  (CL-6) was launched 23 May 1921 by Seattle Construction Drydock Co., Seattle, Wash.; sponsored by Mrs. C. E. Tudor; completed by Todd Dry Dock and Construction Co., Tacoma, Wash.; and commissioned 1 January 1924, Captain C. P. Nelson in command.

After a shakedown cruise off South America, USS Cincinnati  (CL-6) joined the Scouting Fleet in June 1924, for operations along the Atlantic coast and in the Caribbean. On 17 February 1927, USS Cincinnati  (CL-6) sailed from Balboa, C.Z., for duty in the Far East, based at Shanghai until October, then at Manila, and again at Shanghai from February 1928 to April.

USS Cincinnati  (CL-6) was based at Pearl Harbor from April 1940, voyaging to Guam and the Philippines on transport duty at the close of that year. In March 1941, she returned to the Atlantic, and joined in the ever-expanding patrol operations in the western Atlantic.

Overhauled at New York early in 1944, USS Cincinnati (CL-6) served as escort flagship for the crossing of three convoys from New York to Belfast between March and July 1944, guarding the passage of men and equipment essential to the invasion of Europe. On 28 July, she sailed from Norfolk to patrol the Western Mediterranean during the time of the assault on Southern France, and returned to New York 9 September. After overhaul, she joined the 4th Fleet at Recife, Brazil, 17 November, and patrolled South Atlantic shipping lanes until the close of the European phase of the war.

In the summer of 1945, USS Cincinnati  (CL-6) carried midshipmen on two training cruises, and on 29 September arrived at Philadelphia, where she was decommissioned 1 November 1945. 

For a complete history of USS Cincinnati  (CL-6) please see its DANFS page.